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Earth Day Choices for Everyday

Earth Day provides us with an opportunity to evaluate our current practices and assess ways to improve. This is a day that is close to my heart. I challenge you to pick ONE thing to address this month! Forgo plastic straws Americans throw away an estimated 500 million plastic straws a day, according to treehugger.com. Despite […]

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I Don’t Wanna Be A Toys R Us Kid

I am a millennial . For some of you, that may discredit me from the start (ha, sad but true) but hear me out (and laugh along if you’re one too). The perfect day as a kid for me would have looked something like this- Wake up. Roll out of my bunkbed and get dressed […]

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Anxiety & Depression: From a Spouse’s Perspective

Anxiety and depression.  These two diseases affect countless people but so many suffer silently.  Our culture seems to have a stigma surrounding mental health and few people are willing to talk openly about their struggles.  If you search the Internet, there are plenty of blog posts from those brave enough to share their journey. But […]

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The Love Lock-In Challenge

I am notoriously and shamefully unaware of current events, but even I have heard about nationwide and local school violence/lock-down threats. The uncertainty of it all is enough to make this chronic over-reactor want to homeschool my kids in our own self-sustaining little commune. Instead of going all Howard Hughes, however, I’m going to propose […]

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Parenting 2.0

At 25, I welcomed my first bundle of joy into this world, and of course I had read everything I could get my hands on and KNEW everything there was to know about being a mom. At 29, I welcomed my second bundle of joy into this world, and I realized that I really didn’t […]

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Dayton Area guide to Pediatric & Family Dentists

This guide is presented in partnership with the businesses featured below. We are grateful for their support in helping us to provide this resource to the community.Preparing your child for that first trip to the dentist can be a daunting task. How do you set them up for success? At what age should they start […]

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A Twist on a Classic: Cheeseburger Hoagie Sandwiches

There’s nothing like a good cheeseburger. The ooey-gooey cheese on top of a juicy burger, in between two soft, yet crunchy slices of bread. Adding bacon just takes it to the next level. But making them at home can be SO messy with all the splatting of the meat juices, even if you have a guard […]

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